HajekFest: A Workshop on Networks, Games, and Algorithms

October 3rd, 2015

Coordinated Science Laboratory & Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


R. Srikant



Becky Lonberger

Professor Bruce Hajek


Note: All technical sessions (and the continental breakfast) will be held in B02 Coordinated Science Lab. The lunch, evening reception, and dinner will be in room 3002 ECEB

8:30 am: Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15: Opening Remarks: R. Srikant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Session I, Chair: Venu Veeravalli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9:15-9:45: Robert Gallager, MIT, "One if by land, two if by sea" 9:45-10:15: David Tse, Stanford and University of California, Berkeley, "Haplotype Phasing, Convolutional Codes and Community Detection" 10:15-10:30: Break Session II, Chair: Leandros Tassiulas, Yale University

10:30-11:00: Venkat Anantharam, University of California, Berkeley, "The Boolean model in the Shannon regime: Three thresholds and related asymptotics" 11:00-11:30: Jean Walrand, University of California, Berkeley, "Discounted regret minimization and expert selection" 11:30-12:00: John Tsitsiklis, MIT, "Delay, memory, and messaging tradeoffs in distribured service systems" 12:00-2:00 Lunch Session III, Chair: Galen Sasaki, University of Hawaii
2:00-2:30: Sujay Sanghavi, University of Texas at Austin, "The search problem in mixture models" 2:30-3:00: Tony Ephremides, University of Maryland, "The age of information" 3:00-3:30: Jiaming Xu, University of Pennsylvania, "Information and Computation Limits for Recovering a Hidden Community in Networks" 3:30-3:45: Break Session IV, Chair: Pramod Viswanath, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:45-4:15: David Aldous, University of California, Berkeley, "Waves in a spatial queue: Stop-and-go at airport security" 4:15-4:45: Vijay Subramanian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "On evaluating perfect Bayesian equilibria in dynamic games with asymmetric information"

6:30 pm: Reception, Dinner and Remarks (Host: Richard Blahut, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)